In 2018, the PTDA Foundation launched PT WORK Force — an initiative to specifically support the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry with Work force Outreach, Research and Knowledge.
The initiative’s work is resonating strongly with contributors who are increasing their financial support in 2019 to develop tools needed by PT/MC employers to compete in today’s workforce recruitment arena.
In just two months’ time, 58 organizations and individuals have funded the PTDA Foundation’s Vanguard Campaign, making contributions of over $137,000 to kick-off the 2019 Fund Drive. These organizations are “in the vanguard”—leading the fundraising charge. By contributing to the PTDA Foundation as part of the Vanguard Campaign, these companies are taking a leading role in the movement to develop the support PT/MC distributors need to find, connect with and recruit for key positions in the PT/MC industry. The PTDA Foundation’s 2019 Fund Drive is now in progress; more companies and individuals are contributing every day to support the effort.
“We’re extremely pleased with the great response from our distributor and manufacturer members to the PTDA Foundation Vanguard Campaign,” said Brian Short, global strategic account manager at Regal Beloit America, Inc. and president of the PTDA Foundation. “Thanks to past contributions we already have a strong and growing resource center of recruitment and retention tools. The funds raised in 2019 will continue to support our efforts to help PT/MC employers with one of their biggest challenges – attracting and retaining quality employees.”
The PTDA Foundation Fund Drive is underway with a goal of raising $250,000 in 2019. To join these contributors, donate online at ptda.org/FoundationGive or download a pledge form at ptda.org/FoundationSupport.
The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to champion education, outreach and research initiatives relevant to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry that enhance the knowledge and/or professionalism and productivity for industry stakeholders. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law.
For more information or a complete list of donors, visit ptda.org/FoundationSupport.